Yesterday as I was making myself breakfast, my daughter finished clearing the dishwasher, leaving one sharp knife. (my girls aren't allowed to put away the knives for 2 reasons: 1. They can't reach the knife block on the counter, and 2. They don't pay attention. Eyes would be lost.)
My almost 2 year old son wandered into the kitchen moments after she left. The dishwasher was open. With that single, solitary knife hanging out. So he picked it up.
And started waving it around.
I thought for sure that the remainder of the morning would be spent at the ER as I tried to get that thing away from him. Lately, he is on a rebellious streak and when I say "No!" or "Stop!" he thinks it's funny and continues doing whatever it is that is getting a reaction out of me. In this case, the frantically waving knife got closer to his face.
I tried my best to wrench it away from him without injuring either of us, but alas: He took a chunk out of my thumb. I didn't even feel it at the time. Too much adrenaline. Finally, I got a hold of the handle and pulled. Let me just say, this boy has a grip. I was lucky to get it away from him without further damage.
At this point I realized that I was bleeding and sent my girls to fetch the bandaids. I hate having a bandaid on my fingers. I wash my hands so often that in the past 36 hours I have gone through about 5 bandaids. And I think that I may use the rest of them up before this has a chance to heal.
Moral of my story: Never leave the dishwasher open with knives in it. Especially with a 2 year old on the loose!